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<div style="display:none;font-size:1px;color:#fff;line-height:1px;max-height:0;max-width:0;opacity:0;overflow:hidden">The virus has killed American Indians at especially high rates, and the culture crisis is immense.</div><div><table width="100%" align="left" border="0" style="margin:0" bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><tbody><tr><td id="m_-5879102148043854651EMAIL_CONTAINER" align="left" width="100%"><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr style="width:100%"><td style="padding:15px 0 5px;border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;text-align:center;width:100%"><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;text-align:center;width:100%;padding-bottom:10px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/N7W5PhsudOAUpbncc9J9MQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh5VqyP4QoAWh0dHBzOi8vbWVzc2FnaW5nLWN1c3RvbS1uZXdzbGV0dGVycy5ueXRpbWVzLmNvbS90ZW1wbGF0ZS9vYWt2Mj9jYW1wYWlnbl9pZD0zNyZlbWM9ZWRpdF9ycl8yMDIxMDExNiZpbnN0YW5jZV9pZD0yNjA4NCZubD1yYWNlJTJGcmVsYXRlZCZwcm9kdWN0Q29kZT1SUiZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9NDk0ODAmdGU9MSZ1cmk9bnl0JTNBJTJGJTJGbmV3c2xldHRlciUyRjI3NGU5ZGIxLWI1MjktNTE3Ni05NTExLTRlMGFlYzllMTM4YSZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1VwNueXRCCl_9stUCYMWmJDhSEGxpbWFAZ2VuZXNlby5lZHVYBAAAAAA~" alt="View in browser" style="color:#666;text-decoration:none;line-height:18px" target="_blank">View in browser</a><span style="color:#dcdcdc;margin:0 10px">|</span><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/ySRT0r5Cwd6JCS2oZMVd1g~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh5VqyP0SwaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vP2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3JmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMjEwMTE2Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTI2MDg0Jm5sPXJhY2UlMkZyZWxhdGVkJnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcmc2VnbWVudF9pZD00OTQ4MCZ0ZT0xJnVzZXJfaWQ9MzkzOGYxN2Q4MTgyYTIyZmRlMTQ2N2ZmOWQwYmI1YzVXA255dEIKX_2y1QJgxaYkOFIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" alt="The New York Times" style="color:#666;text-decoration:none;line-height:18px" target="_blank">nytimes.com</a></div><a href="#m_-5879102148043854651_a11y-skip-ad-marquee" style="display:block;width:1px;height:1px;max-height:1px;overflow:hidden;color:transparent">Continue reading the main story</a><span style="width:100%;text-align:center"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td height="10px"></td></tr></tbody></table></span></td></tr><tr style="width:100%" id="m_-5879102148043854651_a11y-skip-ad-marquee"><td class="m_-5879102148043854651css-kd0pk" style="border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;padding:25px 0 20px;width:100%;text-align:center" width="100%" align="center"><div class="m_-5879102148043854651css-1nu1ipb" style="margin-bottom:15px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/jCCh_TZxnEP_FpYB5BCixA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh5VqyP0S-aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vc3BvdGxpZ2h0L3JhY2U_Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMTAxMTYmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MjYwODQmbmw9cmFjZSUyRnJlbGF0ZWQmcmVnaV9pZD00Mjc0MDg5NyZzZWdtZW50X2lkPTQ5NDgwJnRlPTEmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNVcDbnl0Qgpf_bLVAmDFpiQ4UhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" alt="More Race/Related" target="_blank"><img src="https://static.nytimes.com/email-images/newsletters/racerelated/rrheader.png" alt="More Race/Related" style="width:300px" width="300"></a></div><p style="width:100%;margin-bottom:0;font:12px/12px georgia,serif">January 16, 2021</p></td></tr><tr><td height="20" width="100%" style="font-size:0;line-height:0"></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-spacing:0;font-family:arial,sans-serif;color:#333;padding:0;background:#fff"><tbody><tr><td style="width:100%;padding:0;line-height:1" width="100%"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2021/01/15/us/15rr-elders2/15rr-elders2-articleLarge-v2.jpg" class="m_-5879102148043854651css-zh06no" style="display:block;width:100%;height:auto;padding-top:10px"></td></tr><tr><td class="m_-5879102148043854651css-1ukdnh3" style="text-align:left;width:100%;padding-top:8px;padding-bottom:15px;line-height:14px" width="100%" align="left"><span><span class="m_-5879102148043854651css-atnqj9" style="margin:0;font:normal 14px georgia,serif;color:#666">Earth is shoveled onto the coffins of Jesse “Jay" Taken Alive and his wife Cheryl Taken Alive, during their burial at a family cemetery near Ft. Yates, N.D., on Dec. 26, 2020.</span><span class="m_-5879102148043854651css-hpkdsj" style="margin:0;font:normal 11px georgia,serif;padding-left:5px;color:#888;letter-spacing:.01em">Victor J. Blue for The New York Times</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><h2 style="color:#000;font:400 25px/32.5px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 10px">‘It Takes Your Breath Away,’ the High Rate of Deaths of American Indians</h2></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px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g to the problem, tribal health officials say their sickest members can essentially vanish once they are transferred out of small reservation health systems to larger hospitals with intensive-care units.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-spacing:0;font-family:arial,sans-serif;color:#333;padding:0;background:#fff"><tbody><tr><td style="width:100%;padding:0;line-height:1" width="100%"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2021/01/16/us/16rr-elders6/16rr-elders6-articleLarge-v2.jpg" class="m_-5879102148043854651css-zh06no" style="display:block;width:100%;height:auto;padding-top:10px"></td></tr><tr><td class="m_-5879102148043854651css-1ukdnh3" style="text-align:left;width:100%;padding-top:8px;padding-bottom:15px;line-height:14px" width="100%" align="left"><span><span class="m_-5879102148043854651css-atnqj9" style="margin:0;font:normal 14px georgia,serif;color:#666">The children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Jesse “Jay" Taken Alive and his wife Cheryl Taken Alive, gather at their home in McLaughlin, SD.</span><span class="m_-5879102148043854651css-hpkdsj" style="margin:0;font:normal 11px georgia,serif;padding-left:5px;color:#888;letter-spacing:.01em">Victor J. Blue for The New York Times</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">The virus claimed <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/pBu-aGD9frhY5HyX_QbAWg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh5VqyP4QbAWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3Lm55dGltZXMuY29tLzIwMjAvMTAvMDgvd29ybGQvYS1kZXZhc3RhdGVkLW5hdGl2ZS1hbWVyaWNhbi1jb21tdW5pdHktc2hvd3MtdGhlLXZpcnVzcy1kZWFkbHktdG9sbC1vbi10cmliYWwtbmF0aW9ucy5odG1sP2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3JmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMjEwMTE2Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTI2MDg0Jm5sPXJhY2UlMkZyZWxhdGVkJnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcmc2VnbWVudF9pZD00OTQ4MCZ0ZT0xJnVzZXJfaWQ9MzkzOGYxN2Q4MTgyYTIyZmRlMTQ2N2ZmOWQwYmI1YzVXA255dEIKX_2y1QJgxaYkOFIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" class="m_-5879102148043854651css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">fluent Choctaw speakers</a> and dressmakers from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. It took a Tulalip family matriarch in Washington State, then her sister and brother-in-law. It killed a <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/3ghDxI929Ea4BAdOLolYZA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh5VqyP0TraHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW9jaGFkZWhlLm9yZy9uZXdzL3lvY2hhLWRlaGUtd2ludHVuLW5hdGlvbi1tb3VybnMtcGFzc2luZy10cmliYWwtZWxkZXI_Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMTAxMTYmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MjYwODQmbmw9cmFjZSUyRnJlbGF0ZWQmcmVnaV9pZD00Mjc0MDg5NyZzZWdtZW50X2lkPTQ5NDgwJnRlPTEmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNVcDbnl0Qgpf_bLVAmDFpiQ4UhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" class="m_-5879102148043854651css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">former chairman</a> of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in California who spent decades fighting to preserve Native arts and culture. It has killed members of the American Indian Movement, a group <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/e22URno0cA9DqqkkAiKtAQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh5VqyP0TcaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAxNy8xMC8zMC9vYml0dWFyaWVzL2Rlbm5pcy1iYW5rcy1kZWFkLmh0bWw_Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMTAxMTYmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MjYwODQmbmw9cmFjZSUyRnJlbGF0ZWQmcmVnaV9pZD00Mjc0MDg5NyZzZWdtZW50X2lkPTQ5NDgwJnRlPTEmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNVcDbnl0Qgpf_bLVAmDFpiQ4UhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" class="m_-5879102148043854651css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">founded in 1968</a> that became the country’s most radical and prominent civil rights organization for American Indian rights.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">On the Navajo Nation, where 565 of the reservation’s 869 deaths are among people 60 and older, the pandemic has devastated the ranks of hataałii<span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">, </span>traditional medicine men and women.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">When the virus exploded across the Navajo Nation, traditional healers who use prayer, songs and herbs as treatments tried to protect themselves with masks and gloves. They wrapped ceremonial objects in plastic. They set hand sanitizer outside traditional hogan dwellings.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">But people came, seeking help with their grief or prayers for ailing relatives. And the healers got sick.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-spacing:0;font-family:arial,sans-serif;color:#333;padding:0;background:#fff"><tbody><tr><td style="width:100%;padding:0;line-height:1" width="100%"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2021/01/16/us/16rr-elders7/16rr-elders7-articleLarge-v3.jpg" class="m_-5879102148043854651css-zh06no" style="display:block;width:100%;height:auto;padding-top:10px"></td></tr><tr><td class="m_-5879102148043854651css-1ukdnh3" style="text-align:left;width:100%;padding-top:8px;padding-bottom:15px;line-height:14px" width="100%" align="left"><span><span class="m_-5879102148043854651css-atnqj9" style="margin:0;font:normal 14px georgia,serif;color:#666">The Ft. Yates Indian Health Service Hospital on the Standing Rock Reservation in Ft. Yates, ND.</span><span class="m_-5879102148043854651css-hpkdsj" style="margin:0;font:normal 11px georgia,serif;padding-left:5px;color:#888;letter-spacing:.01em">Victor J. Blue for The New York Times</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">Now, remote meetings of the Diné Hataałii Association, a group of Navajo medicine men and women, include updates on who has died, members said. The roster of loss now includes Avery Denny’s 75-year-old grandfather and 78-year-old aunt, who both died of the virus.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">“When they pass on, all that knowledge is gone forever, never to be retained,” said Mr. Denny, a member of the association and professor at Diné College. “It’s just lost.”</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">Read the rest of the article </span><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/CIm8BiP-dOG0qhAsiveqTQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh5VqyP0TtaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAyMS8wMS8xMi91cy90cmliYWwtZWxkZXJzLW5hdGl2ZS1hbWVyaWNhbnMtY29yb25hdmlydXMuaHRtbD9jYW1wYWlnbl9pZD0zNyZlbWM9ZWRpdF9ycl8yMDIxMDExNiZpbnN0YW5jZV9pZD0yNjA4NCZubD1yYWNlJTJGcmVsYXRlZCZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9NDk0ODAmdGU9MSZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1VwNueXRCCl_9stUCYMWmJDhSEGxpbWFAZ2VuZXNlby5lZHVYBAAAAAA~" class="m_-5879102148043854651css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">here</a></span><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">.</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td style="padding-bottom:15px"></td></tr><tr><td style="padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #dcdcdc"></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><h2 style="color:#000;font:400 25px/32.5px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 10px">Around the Web</h2></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">Here are some of the stories that we’re talking about, beyond The Times.</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px;width:100%"><table width="100%" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">The Dangerous Magical Thinking of ‘This is Not Who We Are’ [<a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/5NKdOV3XL18qplmOXCyoUw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh5VqyP4QJAWh0dHBzOi8vdGhldW5kZWZlYXRlZC5jb20vZmVhdHVyZXMvY2FwaXRvbC1hdHRhY2stdHJ1bXAtdGhlLWRhbmdlcm91cy1tYWdpY2FsLXRoaW5raW5nLW9mLXRoaXMtaXMtbm90LXdoby13ZS1hcmUvP2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3JmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMjEwMTE2Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPT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